Category Archives: Events

Sat 27 May – Vegan Japanese pop-up Supper Club

Hornbeam Nights: Ra-Ra-Ramen Pop-Up Supper Club

Join us for an exciting Japanese twist on our Saturday Pop-Up Supperclubs on Sat 27 May.

On the menu is a vegan take on one of Japan’s most popular dishes, Ramen. Chef for the night is local resident Liam Emerson, with sous chef Bill Rae Smith.

There will be two sittings, the first from 7pm til 8.30pm and the second from 9pm til 10.30pm, so pick one, book your place and come down and join us.

The bar will also be serving a good selection of locally brewed beer and cider, plus soft drinks and of course tea!

Facebook event. 
Booking essential: https://ticketlab.co.uk/event/id/416

Dusty Grooves – last Friday of every month

Hornbeam Nights DJ slot – last Friday of every month

Starting on Fri 26 May, 7.30-11.30pm – Hornbeam Nights’ resident DJs Lounch & Noods will be providing your ears with super deluxe ambient down tempo grooves, dub, low-fi electronica and underground hip-hop on the last Friday of every month from May.

HAPPY HOUR 7.30pm
Drinks, cocktails, lazers and a little dance floor action.

Monthly Open Decks Night

Next Open Decks: Fri 19 May, 7.30-11.30pm

Our monthly Open Decks BYO vinyl (or play someone else’s) has gone from strength-to-strength since we started a few months ago.

Note that it’s changed from Thursday to Friday and is likely to be the third Friday of every month, but do check on Facebook for details.

The deal is: Bring vinyl. Spin some tunes. Buy records. Drink a cocktail. Mingle. Dance. Yeah. That’s it!

Please arrive by 8pm to get your name on the board and make the most of happy hour.
HAPPY HOUR 7.30-8.30 ALL DRINKS £3

Fri 12 May: Jam Sandwich – (the musical type)

Hornbeam Night’s monthly Jam Sandwich, 7.30-11.30pm

Jam Sandwich is our new monthly musical jamboree on the second Friday of every month. No mics, no pressure. Just a flowing lovely musical space for people to express themselves.

Bring instruments, voices, dancing feet.
We have a fully stocked bar of local ales, ciders and bio dynamic wines.

HAPPY HOUR 7.30PM all drinks £3. Full details on Facebook.

FREE – just rock up and join us.

 

 

Thurs 11 May – Growing the Local Dream workshop

HORNBEAM NIGHTS Thurs workshop, 7-10pm

Growing your own food - practical activism.
Growing your own food – practical activism.

Thurs 11 May, GROWING THE LOCAL DREAM: a talk on making food sovereignty a reality and how to start growing your own.

We have three guests speakers who are involved in growing with Hornbeam partner and local community growing project Organiclea. 

SPEAKERS:
Melanie Strickland – OrganicLea: What is Food sovereignty?
Food sovereignty allows communities control over the way food is produced, traded and consumed. The food sovereignty movement is a global alliance of farmers, growers, consumers and activists.
Mel is the Community Food Movement Builder at Organiclea

Terry Bennett – OrganicLea: How to bring small growers into the political mainstream.
Terry will be referencing the Land Worker’s alliance post brexit agricultural policy.
– A new growth model for a new generation.
– Grow the dream and nurture your brain.

Jon Rackham – Gardens for all
Do it yourself. How to bring your growing home.

FREE although donations to Hornbeam and Organiclea’s community work are gratefully received.

FOOD AVAILABLE: hot vegan curry and rice bowl for £6.

DRINKS: choose from our fully stocked bar of local ales and ciders, bio-dynamic wines, locally made soft drinks and vegan snacks.

FIND OUT ABOUT VOLUNTEERING: You can also find out about the work of Organiclea and the Hornbeam and volunteering opportunities at both

Thurs 18 May: Night of the Dandelions – Herbal workshop

Hornbeam Nights Thursday Workshop, Thurs 18 May, 7.45pm

Come join a communal plant medicine making session to create delicious healing tonics for your family/households/friends with seasonal, locally foraged and grown herbs! Adults and children welcome.

Rasheeqa Ahmed of Hedge Herbs & Sarah Gary of the Community Herbal Hands are hosting an evening of concocting, supping and sharing around the Hornbeam table.

Learn practical pharmacy skills, share knowledge, stories & healing remedies and take home your medicines as well as making a stock for the community to be available from the Hornbeam Cafe. This will be a lively participatory workshop to make healing connections together and find out about our neighbourhood plant allies and resources.

This month, connect with the glorious Dandelion: we’ll roast Dandelion root coffee, brew tea and make a contemporary Dandelion and Burdock root beer tonic for cleansing and liver health – joyful seasonal additions. Price £10.
Book your ticket

Hornbeam’s Pop-Up Supper Clubs

The Hornbeam can now be hired as a Supper Club venue – just get in touch, or come along to try out the amazing food cooked by local cooks keen to put on their own Pop-Up!

We have a lovely, cosy cafe seating around 25 people. We have a fully-equipped professional catering kitchen for your use upstairs with a dumb-waiter to help deliver the food with minimum stress to the cafe downstairs.

Organic alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are all available.

If you’re a lonesome eater, don’t be shy, The Hornbeam is a cracking place to meet and mingle with new lovely people.

To find out the Supper Clubs coming up go to our Hornbeam Nights Events page.

May Film Night: FOREIGN

This Friday 5th May, the Hornbeam will be screening the documentary film Foreign.
 
Foreign documents the journeys of Mohamed from Mali and Jerry from Cameroon as they travel from sub-Saharan Africa to the European borders. Director Miriam Fassbender met the men over a period of three years during their migration and used a participative video approach, so that their own footage accounts for 7% of the film.
The evening is FREE ,with glorious pay-as-you-feel food from Stories & Supper volunteers. We will collect donations to cover the cost of the food and any other money raised will go towards the next Stories & Supper project.

Doors open at 6.30pm
Films start at 7pm
 

Stories and Supper
Stories and Supper

Local beers, cider, organic wine and spirits are available.

Please share the facebook event where you can  – thanks!
More about Stories and Supper here

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Regular activities at the Learning Lodge

Sunday Family Club
First and third Sunday of every month, 2-4pm Learning Lodge and outside in the reserve when fine.
Pimp Hall Nature Reserve is a beautiful small wooded area in Chingford where we organise activities for people to spend valuable time in nature.
Pimp Hall Nature Reserve is a beautiful small wooded area in Chingford where we organise activities for people to spend valuable time in nature.

Every second and fourth Sunday enjoy quality time with your kids.Sunday Family Club Logo  Kids Kitchen will help you make delicious food with your under 5s and other activities will be taking place inside and outside the Learning Lodge such as outdoor learning, visits to Pimp Hall allotments, activities with the Friends of Pimp Hall Park. Activities will take place on the second and fourth Sunday of every month with activities from Kids Kitchen, Walk the Loop and Craft activities.

Fourth Wednesday of every month, 6.30-8.30pm
THE CHANGING YEAR
Monthly evening workshops exploring the changing seasons, old myths and magic, with Christine Watts of the Avalonia Centre.
April 26th    Springtime Magic – Beltane is a Celtic fire festival that celebrates of the coming of summer and the fertility of the coming year. Learn more about this tradition.
May 24th   Summer is a Coming In
June 27th   Midsummer Murmurs.
July 26th   Halcyon Days

FREE but donations towards materials welcome Booking details – just turn up!


FRIDAY HILL 

DROP-IN TUESDAYS for Friday Hill tenants and neighbours, 2.30-5.30pm, at Friday Hill TMO Office, Chingdale Rd. E4 6HZ
We’re running drop-ins at Friday Hill  (NOT the Learning Lodge) every week and are looking for volunteers in Chingford E4 to help us out. Contact Elizabeth for more info.

Other Events and Classes at the Learning Lodge and Pimp Hall Nature Reserve.

Hornbeam Nights Are Here!

MAY HAPPENINGS

Thurs 4 May, 7.30-11.30pm – Live Session from Mein Haus, Matt Higgins & Mein Haus. Full details on Facebook.

Fri 5 May, 6.30-10pm. Film Night – Foreign. FREE with pay-as-you-feel vegan food. Documentary giving emotional insight into the journey of two migrants from Cameroon to Europe. Full details on Facebook.

Sat 6th, 13th and 20th May, 6.30-8.30pm or 8.30-10.30pm. Pie and Mash Pop-up Supper Club Join Tegan the Vegan for 100% vegan Pie, Mash, Peas and Liquor (or gravy!)! This is the first of our Pop-Up Supper Clubs and it’s sounds amazing! If you’re a lonesome pie eater, don’t be shy, The Hornbeam is a cracking place to meet and mingle with new lovely people. Two sittings: 6.30 – 8.30pm and 8.30-10.30pm. Booking link.

Fri 12 May, 7.30-11.30pm – Jam sandwich. Monthly musical jamboree. No mics, no pressure. Just a flowing lovely musical space for people to express themselves. Bring instruments, voices, dancing feet. Full details on Facebook.

Thurs 18 May, 8.30-10pm. Hedge Herbs workshop with Rasheeqa Ahmad. Create delicious healing tonics for your family/households/friends with seasonal  locally foraged and grown herbs. Learn practical pharmacy skills, share knowledge round the table and take home your medicines as well as making a stock for the community to be available from the Hornbeam Cafe. May focus: Dandelion tea, coffee, syrup and Dandelion and Burdock root beer tonic for cleansing and liver health. £10 per person. Full details on Facebook.

Fri 19th May, Open Decks. Bring vinyl. Spin some tunes. Buy records. Drink a cocktail. Mingle. Dance. Yeah. Arrive by 8pm to get your name on the board. Full details on Facebook. 

Thursday 25 May 7.30-9pm. Permaculture & You Workshop – with Darren Springer. An interactive introductory workshop looking at the fundamental ethics and principles of permaculture while learning practical tips for personalising and implementing the tools in our busy daily, urban settings. More information coming soon, check Facebook events and cafe noticeboards.

Last Fri of every month is now DJ night:
Fri 26 May, 7.30-11.30pm. Dusty Grooves. Hornbeam Nights resident DJs Lounch & Nood ambient down-tempo grooves, dub, low-fi electronica and underground hip-hop on the last Friday of every month from May. Full details on Facebook. 

Sat 27 May, Ra Ra Ramen Pop-Up Supper Club, 7.00-8.30pm or 9.00-10.30pm. Join local chefs for a tasty vegan take on one of Japan’s most popular dishes – Ramen.  £7.50 per person. Full details on Facebook. Booking info.

From Sunday 28th May-2nd July – Adlib Music Beatmaker’s Workshop – A six week Hand Drum course for Beginners
Learn to incorporate rhythm and tempo, whilst working as a team to compose an ensemble of fun, foot-tapping drum beats. Play a range of drums from the West African djembe to the Cajon, and the popular snare drum.
Full details and early bird discount on Facebook. Book tickets.


Got an exciting Hornbeam Nights idea? If you’d like to use the Hornbeam cafe for an event, workshop or a pop-up Supper Club contact Charlie at hornbeamnights@gmail.com.  We can support with publicity, bar and more and have a huge amount of cafe/kitchen resources too.